The SO is talking about buying a GPS for use on Geology field trips etc and mapping projects etc and I'm not sure if the timing is a hint and this is a gentle suggestion that this is a suitable Commercialmas present. I don't mind I'd rather buy her something useful than tat.
Back in my day I had a map case and a compass and we were thankful for that, these young'uns don't know they are born mutter mutter etc etc Anyhoo I use a not too old Garmin 60cx when Im out mapping in the bush and it has buttons and and a screen and it tells me where I am, where I've been and lets me waypoint locations of geological interest etc etc.
I see Garmin still do them, however a lot are touch screen and they most seem to have cameras and such like. Now knowing what using my iphone is like with grubby finger or in gloves is a touch screen a good idea? Any experience on the fragility of the screens - it will get dropped on rocks / have rocks dropped on it or should I just go for buttons?
I was looking at something like a Garmin 600 / 650 or with buttons a 62sc. Any experience / recommendations.